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Friendship's an abstract of this noble flame,
'Tis love refin'd, and purged from all its dross,
'Tis next to angel's love, if not the same,
As strong in passion is, though not so gross.
Katherine Philips

Be slow to fall into friendship; but when thou art in, continue firm and constant.
Socrates

Friendship and mutual co-operation must be the keywords for alternative ways of working once the Euro Ivory Tower has been demolished.
Steve Blake

Friendship is Love without his wings!
Lord Byron

The worst solitude is to be destitute of sincere friendship.
Francis Bacon

Secrecy is the chastity of friendship.
Bishop Jeremy Taylor

I don't know what the fuss is about. There are 7,000 girls [on her friendship with Mick Jagger]
Carla Bruni

What I cannot love, I overlook. Is that real friendship?
Anais Nin

Friendship multiplies the good of life and divides the evil.
Baltasar Gracian

If a fox is unable to befriend a tiger, then the fox should create an illusion of close association with the tiger by carefully trailing behind the cat while boasting of the deep friendship they share. In this way, he creates an impression that his well being is of great concern to the tiger.
Chin-Ning Chu

But friendship is precious, not only in the shade, but in the sunshine of life, and thanks to a benevolent arrangement the greater part of life is sunshine.
Thomas Jefferson

All love that has not friendship for its base, is like a mansion built upon the sand.
Ella Wilcox

In politics shared hatreds are almost always the basis of friendships.
Tocqueville

Friendship is always a sweet responsibility, never an opportunity.
Kahlil Gibran

It may be a cold, clammy thing to say, but those that treat friendship the same as any other selfishness seem to get the most out of it.
Edgar Watson Howe

And even though we donít have the professional relationship anymore, the love and friendship we have for each other will remain. He is like a father to me and I hope we both keep succeeding in our careers. [on coach Larri Passos]
Gustavo Kuerten

Perhaps the most delightful friendships are those in which there is much agreement, much disputation, and yet more personal liking.
George Eliot

The greatest sweetener of human life is Friendship. To raise this to the highest pitch of enjoyment, is a secret which but few discover.
Joseph Addison

One's life has value so long as one attributes value to the life of others, by means of love, friendship, indignation and compassion.
Simone De Beauvoir

Nothing so fortifies a friendship as a belief on the part of one friend that he is superior to the other.
Honore De Balzac

Real friendship is shown in times of trouble; prosperity is full of friends.
Euripides

Love, friendship and respect do not unite people as much as a common hatred for something.
Anton Chekhov

In the sweetness of friendship let there be laughter, and sharing of pleasures. For in the dew of little things the heart finds its morning and is refreshed.
Kahlil Gibran

Friendship's the wine of life: but friendship new... is neither strong nor pure.
Edward Young

Every business is built on friendship.
J C Penney

I feel that I contributed well, but my strength and energy in that department is running out. I made, not friendships, never got anywhere like that, but you know I've formed slight bonds with people and they were lovely and gracious
Lesley Brain

Love demands infinitely less than friendship.
George Jean Nathan

Of all the things which wisdom provides to make us entirely happy, much the greatest is the possession of friendship.
Epicurus

You don't just luck into things as much as you would like to think you do. You build step by step, whether it is friendships or opportunities.
Barbara Bush

If we take matrimony at it's lowest, we regard it as a sort of friendship recognised by the police.
Robert Louis Stevenson

A friendship like love is warm; a love like friendship is steady.
Sir Thomas More

A man has to live with himself, and he should see to it that he always has good company. [In other words learn to enjoy your own company and it's the start of a life long friendship]
Charles Hughes

Madam, I have been looking for a person who disliked gravy all my life; let us swear eternal friendship.
Sydney Smith

I heard what Ashley Cole said about kicking me if he has to, but he will have to catch me first. When we step out on to the pitch on Sunday, all friendships will be forgotten.
Robert Pires

Yes, we must ever be friends; and of all who offer you friendship let me be ever the first, the truest, the nearest and dearest!
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

Tis the privilege of friendship to talk nonsense, and have her nonsense respected.
Charles Lamb

I'll keep it short and sweet - Family. Religion. Friendship. These are the three demons you must slay if you wish to succeed in business.
Montgomery Burns

Friendship is but a name. I love no one
Napoleon Bonaparte

I understand by this passion the union of desire, friendship, and tenderness, which is inflamed by a single female, which prefers her to the rest of her sex, and which seeks her possession as the supreme or the sole happiness of our being.
Edward Gibbon

Louise this could be the beginning of a beautiful friendship
Humphrey Bogart

We content ourselves that friendship is a reality, and not a fancy - that it is built upon a rock.
Douglas Fairbanks

I have always laid it down as a maxim -and found it justified by experience -that a man and a woman make far better friendships than can exist between two of the same sex -but then with the condition that they never have made or are to make love to each other.
Lord Byron

Friendship is a pretty full-time occupation if you really are friendly with somebody. You can't have too many friends because then you're just not really friends.
Truman Capote

It is only the great hearted who can be true friends. The mean and cowardly, Can never know what true friendship means.
Charles Kingsley

One measure of friendship consists not in the number of things friends can discuss, but in the number of things they need no longer mention.
Clifton Fadiman

Friendship will not stand the strain of very much good advice for very long.
Robert Lynd

Friendship is inexplicable, it should not be explained if one doesn't want to kill it.
Max Jacob

It is the nature of ambition to make men liars and cheats, to hide the truth in their breasts, and show, like jugglers, another thing in their mouths, to cut all friendships and enmities to the measure of their own interest, and to make a good countenance without the help of good will.
Kenneth Tynan

Moral science is better occupied when treating of friendship than of justice.
Sir Thomas Aquinas

Love is like a friendship caught on fire. In the beginning a flame, very pretty, often hot and fierce, but still only light and flickering. As love grows older, our hearts mature and our love becomes as coals, deep-burning and unquenchable.
Bruce Lee



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